We are regularly updating the information here - last reviewed Monday, 27 February 2023.
To keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 news, visit the WA Government website.
You can now get your fifth dose of the COVID-19 vaccination with the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisations (ATAGI) releasing updated advice that has expanded the COVID-19 booster program. It is now recommended that all people aged 18 and over, who have not had either a COVID-19 vaccination or a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 6 months, can get their latest COVID-19 vaccination.
We recommend you speak with your GP or neurologist to ensure you stay up to date with vaccination.
You can read the recent statements from ATAGI, linked below:
ATAGI 2023 booster advice | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care
ATAGI recommendations on use of the Pfizer bivalent (Original/Omicron BA.4/5) COVID-19 vaccine | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care
For the most up to date health advice, visit the Healthy WA website or the WA Government website.
Due to the potential impact of COVID-19 on our Clients, MSWA will continue to take extra precautions to limit risks as much as possible. Our staff will continue to stay away from work while they are unwell or if COVID-19 positive, and we ask the same of all our Client’s and visitors. Please avoid MSWA service centres or facilities if you are unwell and speak to residential facility managers to discuss safe visitation strategies. All of our additional precautions are reviewed on an ongoing basis, as the risk of COVID-19 within both MSWA, and the broader community, rise and fall.
To protect you, our staff and other Clients, if you have COVID-19 consistent symptoms, are a close contact or if you are COVID-19 positive, our staff will continue to wear full PPE when delivering your care in your home. Thank you for continuing to inform us if you are impacted by COVID-19.
MS AND COVID-19 INFORMATION
The following resources contain information about COVID-19, vaccinations, and MS as general advice only. The information on these pages should not be taken as medical advice and we encourage you to seek advice from your medical team (neurologist, MS nurse or GP).
Latest Updates: COVID-19 and MS [MS Australia]
General Advice for those with MS: General advice for people with MS, including information on medications [MS Australia]
Vaccination Information for those with MS: COVID-19 vaccination guidance for people with MS [MS Australia]
COVID-19 Positive and MS: For COVID-19 positive [MS Australia]
Register your positive RAT – Page includes useful information about RATs
Rapid antigen test (RAT) [healthywa.wa.gov.au]
Find out more about COVID-19 oral antiviral treatments, eligibility, and how to access them.
Updated eligibility for oral COVID-19 treatments | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care [health.gov.au]
Looking after yourself – helpful advice for looking after yourself when you have COVID-19 and what to do if your symptoms become worse.
Looking after yourself [healthywa.wa.gov.au]
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Easy Read Resources
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Easy Read resources | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care [health.gov.au]